US launches new project to empower women in RMG factories

Desk Report:  US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Kathryn D Stevens, the Labor and Employment Ministry Secretary Md Ehsan-E-Elahi joined the launching programme of the new USAID Women Thrive in Bangladesh project at a city hotel recently.


Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Director Barrister Shehrin Salam Oishee and leaders from global fashion company PVH Corp were special guests at the event.With US government support, CARE Bangladesh will implement the new five-year $5 million project, said a press release.

Under the project, USAID partners with CARE will expand professional development opportunities for over 100,000 women working in the sector by equipping them with market-oriented leadership skills. USAID and CARE will work with PVH in factories and communities in Dhaka, Chattogram, and Narayanganj districts. USAID partners with CARE and PVH to expand career opportunities for over 100,000 women in the sector